Programme objectives

To increase school attendance and retention rates
as well as provide assistance to food-insecure students.

References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1996
References
Fully owned by the government since 1996. Reference: SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
To be eligible, children must attend school.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
References
Ministry of Education. n.d. School Feeding Programme. Windhoek: Ministry of Education. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.moe.gov.na/files/files/School%20Feeding%20 Programme.pdf>.
Targeted areas
14 regions in Namibia
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Children must be enrolled in pre-primary and primary schools in the selected regions.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
A daily mid-morning meal consisting of fortified maize meal is provided under the NSFP.
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily
Benefit delivery mechanism
Meals are provided in schools.
Benefit recipients
Students
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
320,000 beneficiaries
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
The programme’s annual budget is USD8 million.
References
Ministry of Education. n.d. School Feeding Programme. Windhoek: Ministry of Education. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.moe.gov.na/files/files/School%20Feeding%20 Programme.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
The Directorate of Programmes and Quality Assurance (PQA), under the Ministry of Education.
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The programme is launching a web-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, supported by an M&E plan.
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children